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Minnesota eighth congressional district winner Rick Nolan. Photograph by Clint Austin/The Duluth News-Tribune via AP Photo

Minnesota eighth congressional district winner Rick Nolan. Photograph by Clint Austin/The Duluth News-Tribune via AP Photo

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 9

That’s how many former members of the House of Representatives will be rejoining the chamber in January after comeback victories in the Nov. 6 election. Seven are Democrats, and two are Republicans. Six of the Democrats were defeated in the...

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

Photograph by Steve Helber/AP Photo

Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

Attempted Senate Comeback Rare

Most U.S. senators who lose their seats don’t try to come back. Their political standing has lost some luster. They’re often in their later years in life. And they can segue to lucrative careers in the private sector. George Allen...

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